Boker Kwaiken Liner Lock Flipper Knife Cocobolo Wood (3.5" Satin)

This is a Blade HQ Exclusive with beautiful cocobolo wood handle and satin finished VG-10 steel!

  • Satin finished standard blade made from VG-10 stainless steel.
  • Flipper opener with caged ball bearing pivot.
  • Cocobolo handle scales over bead blasted steel liners.
  • Stainless steel liner lock mechanism with finger cutout.
  • Steel pocket clip set up for tip up right hand carry.


When we think of traditional knife designs, we tend to think of old American designs. Lucas Burnley, a true visionary of the knife world, searched the world for unique traditional knives to different cultures. He found the Kwaiken, a traditional Japanese knife that had been carried for thousands of years. He modernized it, and produced an amazing folder that combines the modern advances in material and mechanical design with a design that had been perfected over thousands of years.

Lucas Burnley's Boker Plus Kwaiken is an icon of the knife world, and comes in so many sizes and materials, you are guaranteed to find one that suits you!

Item #BHQ-112730
MSRP: $199.95
Our Price: $119.95
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  • Overall Length: 8.375"
  • Blade Length: 3.50"
  • Blade Material: VG10
  • Blade Style: Standard
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Finish: Satin
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 4.875"
  • Handle Material: Cocobolo
  • Color: Wood
  • Frame/Liner: Steel
  • Weight: 3.86 oz.
  • Knife Type: Manual
  • Opener: Flipper
  • Lock Type: Liner Lock
  • Brand: Boker
  • Model: Kwaiken
  • Model Number: 01BO238SOI
  • Country of Origin: Taiwan
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

Customer Reviews

I Really Like It!
Steve W. on Dec 29, 2021

Great Knife! The Quality is Evident! Opens Easily with Flipper, Razor Sharp Out of The Box! Blade is Centered.The Cocobolo Wood Scales are Nice! They Give it Class and Feel Great!

Always wanted one for no reason
Mike K. on Dec 17, 2021

I always liked the Kwaiken but never bought one until this sale. The knife operated smoothly and was well assembled. The finish on the wood scales was crappy, and there were some scuffs. I could have sent it back, but instead I took it apart, sanded the scales and refinished it the way I wanted to with some semi gloss urethane top coat. Yes, the ball bearings are loose - and they are TINY. Be careful on disassembly. This thing is now a very lovely desk defense weapon/ letter opener/ nail trimmer, fidget toy. Fantastic deal for the price and a joy to flip and play with, and actually use. I may use it as a dress folder, too, or put it in that rotation anyhow- it would go well with suit pants. The blade was sharp out of the box, and after some stropping is great.

Good knife, couple of gripes.
Brian M. on Dec 7, 2021

I had one kwaiken in the past. A carbon fiber handled one. It was good, but I didn’t like the ikbs loose bearing balls. When I saw that this knife had caged bearings I jumped on it. Unfortunately it doesn’t have caged bearings. The description is wrong. The knife is a little heavy, the blade stock is a little thick, the edges of the wood are a little sharp, and the the blade edge is very close to the opening in the back of the handle when closed. All of that being said, it’s still a very nice knife. I sanded the wood edges they are great now. It’s still heavy, but it fits nicely in my hand and my pocket. The hollow grind makes the edge sharp. The blade centering and liner lock detent are perfect. Also the flipper tab and jimping are wonderful. The fidget factor is very high with this one. The wood looks very nice, I’m thinking of coating it to try to bring out more of the grain coloring. All in all, I definitely recommend this knife especially for $60.

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